She might resemble an Instagram baddie you follow, or that girl you ran into at the bar last weekend. She might just be her! But for now, she’s an alleged gang member whose mugshot has gone viral, and for all the reasons you weren’t expecting.
Mirella Ponce was arrested in Fresno, California on October 23, for possession of a loaded firearem. According to a Facebook update by the Fresno Police Department, Ponce was taken into custody after detectives from the Multi Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium Tactical Team initiated a traffic stop.
The 20-year-old was found in the vehicle with her infant child and two other gang members, one of whom was also taken into custody. Despite having shared all of that information, what seemed to be the center of attention was Ponce’s looks. Many comments were of people swooning over the mugshot. Some wrote, “The only crime she committed was stealing my heart,“ "Those are the best looking eyebrows I've seen on this page,” and, “She's beautiful tho that highlight poppin.” One infatuated reader wrote, “Bella y sensual, armed ,beautiful and super dangerous. Crazy mamasita, then again i love them crazy..”
Others decided to ask people to snap back to reality. One wrote, "Wow. Everybody's on here talking about how she's pretty. She was endangering her child's life rolling around with a gang member and a loaded weapon. Good Lord people. Who cares about her looks and highlight. She's a freaking criminal... Smh.” Another said, “All about her looks and not about the child in the car or the fact she’s a gang member carrying a gun with other gang members.”
The comments even took a political turn, and one reader said, “When latinos carry [firearms] it's a crime but when other Americans carry in other states they are considered to be exercising their 2nd amendment rights.”
While her eyebrows are on fleek, it's important to put all jokes aside and recognize that she did potentially endanger the life of her infant, and we hope the child is safe.